COVID-19

COVID-19, COVID19, COVID, COVID fact sheet, Virus, coronavirus, vet, vets, vet near me, vets near be, best vet near me, camberwell vet, hawthorn vet, kew vet, glen iris vet, mobile vet, travelling vet, home visiting vet, home euthanasia, best vet, holistic vet, acupuncture, Covid and pets, toorak vet, ashburton vet, burwood vet, malvern vet, covid information, covid pets, dog, cat, abbortsford vet, best eastern suburbs vet, eastern suburbs vet, home euthanasia, covid animals, covid facts, covid pets, viral, dr. suze, suze, armadale vet, mont albert vet, burvood vet, holistic vet, best holistic vet, caterbury vet, boroondara vet, stonnington vet, balwyn vet, malvern east vet, surrey hills vet, box hill vet, Ashwood vet, glen waverley vet, Knox vet, boronia vet,

What is a coronavirus?

The coronavirus responsible for the current pandemic is just one of many viruses in the coronavirus family. Coronaviruses (CoV) have protein spikes giving the appearance of a crown. “Corona”  in Latin means crown.

 

This family of virus can cause disease in both animals and humans, affecting breathing as well as the gastrointestinal system. In humans, several coronaviruses are associated with respiratory disease and can range in severity from the common cold to  illness such as Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS-CoV),  identified in China in 2003 and Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS-CoV) first reported in Saudi Arabia in 2012 (1). 

 

Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 (SARS – CoV-2) is the official scientific name for the novel coronavirus and the disease it causes is COVID-19 (5).

References:

  1. https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=115&v=mOV1aBVYKGA&feature=emb_title 26/03/20

  2. https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019 30/03/20

  3. https://www.who.int/docs/default-source/coronaviruse/situation-reports/20200311-sitrep-51-covid-19.pdf?sfvrsn=1ba62e57_1029/03/20

  4. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Lesson 1: Introduction to epidemiology. Section 11: Epidemic disease occurrence. Level of disease. Updated May 18, 2012 26/03/20

  5. https://www.oie.int/en/scientific-expertise/specific-information-and-recommendations/questions-and-answers-on-2019novel-coronavirus/ 29/03/20

  6. Raina K. Plowright et al. Pathways to zoonotic spillover Nat Rev Microbiol. 2017; 15(8): 502–510.  Published online 2017 May 30. doi: 10.1038/nrmicro.2017. 

  7. Andersen, K.G., Rambaut, A., Lipkin, W.I. et al. The proximal origin of SARS-CoV-2. Nat Med (2020). 17 March 2020. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41591-020-0820-9

  8. https://www.afcd.gov.hk/english/publications/publications_press/pr2346.html?mod=article_inline 29/03/20

  9. AVA email communication 28/03.20 : COVID-19: Report of human transmission to pet cat in Belgium.

  10. AVA Client information sheet COVID-19 and companion animals 18/03/20

  11. https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/coronavirus-covid-19-transmission-reduction-measures 29/03/20

To arrange a phone/video consultation or home visit call:

1300 88 25 24

House call vet, Vet near me, Home visit vet near me, Holistic vet, Mobile vet melbourne, house call vet melbourne, best vet near me, best house call vet, Best home visiting vet, Mobile Vet Surrey Hills, Mobile Vet Glen Iris, House call vet Canterbury, Mobile vet camberwell, Mobile vet Malven, Mobile vet Toorak, Mobile vet Hawthorn, mobile vet Kew, mobile vet richmond, mobile vet balwyn, house call vet Burwood, house call vet eastern suburbs, eastern suburbs mobile vet, melbourne vet, dr. Suze, veterinary acupuncture, acupuncture for pets, Vet surrey Hills, vet prahran, vet ivanhoe, vet armadale